Describe Your Artistic Practice

I am a graduate of the Creative Photography program at Humber College, and self-taught in papercraft. I create hand-cut artwork, sculpture and installation from paper, inspired by visual patterns found in nature, and influenced by textile design and production. I’m attracted to techniques that involve repetitive action as a form of meditation and devotional labour. I credit my former position as a photographer at the Textile Museum of Canada, and an extensive exposure to handcrafted textiles, as a major influence on my work with paper to this day.

Rachael Ashe

Hometown

Vancouver, B.C.

What Do You Do at Crafted Vancouver?

I’ve been involved since the first year of the festival, and I am a member of the Crafted Advisory Team. I assist with reaching out to fellow craftspeople to get involved with the festival. I have participated in Crafted Vancouver events each year, and co-curated a group exhibition of paper artists in 2019.

Describe Your Artistic Practice

I am a graduate of the Creative Photography program at Humber College, and self-taught in papercraft. I create hand-cut artwork, sculpture and installation from paper, inspired by visual patterns found in nature, and influenced by textile design and production. I’m attracted to techniques that involve repetitive action as a form of meditation and devotional labour. I credit my former position as a photographer at the Textile Museum of Canada, and an extensive exposure to handcrafted textiles, as a major influence on my work with paper to this day.

My favourite hike...

is the trail around Killarney Lake on Bowen Island, B.C.

Favourite cup of tea:

I drink Dilmah black tea with oat milk and honey to start my day.

Inspired by:

Cal Lane, and her incredible large-scale cut metal sculptures. I saw her work in a small show at Grunt Gallery a few years ago and was blown away by her work.

A book that changed my life:

New Directions in Altered Books by Gabe Cyr because it inspired me to start working with paper, books, and making mixed media sculpture.

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